May 14


Tropical Delights: Crafting the Perfect Beach Cocktails

As the sun sets on a flawless summer day, there’s nothing quite like sipping a vibrant tropical cocktail with the sand between your toes and the ocean breeze in your hair. Whether you’re hosting a beachside bash or simply enjoying a quiet sunset, tropical cocktails are the epitome of summer fun.


In the points below, we dive into the colourful world of beach cocktails, sharing recipes and tips to help you master the art of concocting these refreshing delights. From the classic Piña Colada to the enchanting Mai Tai and the zesty Daiquiri, get ready to elevate your mixology skills and impress your guests with some truly captivating creations. Can’t be bothered making them yourself? You’ll find a wide range of tropical Bartholomew’s drinks that never disappoint! Simply book a table online and enjoy this 1920’s-inspired NSW bar.


  1. Piña Colada – A Sip of Paradise



  • 2 oz light rum
  • 1 oz coconut cream
  • 1 oz heavy cream
  • 6 oz fresh pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice


Method: Blend all ingredients until smooth in a blender. Pour into a chilled glass, garnish with a slice of pineapple or a cherry, and serve immediately. This creamy, dreamy cocktail offers a taste of tropical paradise, perfect for any summer party.


  1. Mai Tai – The Tropical Showstopper



  • 1 oz dark rum
  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1/2 oz orange curaçao
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 oz orgeat syrup
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup
  • Mint leaves for garnish


Method: Shake all ingredients except dark rum with ice. Strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with dark rum and garnish with mint leaves and a lime wheel. The Mai Tai combines sweet and tangy flavours, making it a stunning centrepiece for any festive occasion.


  1. Daiquiri – Crisp and Citrusy Delight



  • 2 oz white rum
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup


Method: Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime slice for a simple yet elegant touch. The Daiquiri is a refreshingly tart cocktail that’s as vibrant as a sunny beach day.


General Tips for Crafting the Perfect Cocktail


  • Use Fresh Ingredients: Fresh juices and high-quality spirits can dramatically enhance the flavour of your cocktails.
  • Ice is Key: The right type of ice can make or break a cocktail. Crushed ice is perfect for frothy drinks like the Piña Colada, while cubed ice is ideal for shaking up Daiquiris and Mai Tais.
  • Garnish Wisely: A well-chosen garnish not only beautifies your drink but can also add aroma and flavour.


H3: Bottoms Up!


Whether you’re an amateur bartender or a seasoned mixologist, mastering these tropical cocktails will surely add a splash of excitement to your summer gatherings. Remember, the key to a perfect beach cocktail lies not only in the ingredients and preparation but also in the enjoyment and atmosphere it adds to your summer moments. So, grab your shaker, mix up these tropical delights, and let the good times roll! Cheers to a long, luscious summer filled with the best beach cocktails you can imagine!

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